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Comment: Re:How many minutes until this is mandatory? (Score 1) 282

by kelemvor4 (#49333393) Attached to: Ford's New Car Tech Prevents You From Accidentally Speeding

Don't forget roads with variable speed limits and electronic speed signs. They should invest in up-to-the-minute over-the-air GPS map updates!

There's also temporary limits imposed by road works.

If the conditions are so bad you can't read road signs, you shouldn't be driving.

GPS is not the answer.

Or they could use the existing gps augmentation systems. SiriusXM and FM radio both provide traffic updates. It would probably be simple to add information for variable speed zones.

Comment: Re:Why plea deal? (Score 2) 102

by kelemvor4 (#49068035) Attached to: Kim Dotcom's Lawyer Plays Down Megaupload Worker's Guilty Plea

Wouldn't you rather have your day in court to fight bullshit charges?

Only if you really think you can win. Otherwise folks who ask for their day in court (In the US anyway) are severely penalized vs those that plead guilty. It sounds like this is a "Plea bargain" situation, too. Where the perpetrators of the case bought his plea in exchange for a lesser sentence than he might have received on his own.

Comment: Re:Taken to the cleaners... (Score 4, Insightful) 132

by kelemvor4 (#49067263) Attached to: LG Exec Indicted Over Broken Samsung Washing Machine

Agreed. Touching a competitor's setup at a trade fair is bush league.

I don't buy that "testing" defense for a second. If you're a company that large you test by buying a machine anonymously at retail, take it to your labs, complete a test plan, then take it apart the see the build and components. Just randomly poking at stuff before a trade show isn't even going to give you much data.

While I wouldn't be surprised if he broke the machines on purpose, I'm assuming these weren't available for purchase yet. That seems to be how companies work (including Samsung and LG) in other spaces such as televisions. In fact, many of those other products that they bring to shows are just concept devices that never make it to market without significant changes.

While there probably is detailed testing like you describe going on, I think it's reasonable for an exec to check out the competition at a show.

Comment: Re: IF true... (Score 2) 164

by kelemvor4 (#49061705) Attached to: Researcher Developing Tattoo Removal Cream

Or we could stop having superficial bosses with superficial ideas. They tend to be dying off at faster than replacement rates so perhaps there's hope for us yet. I can't wait for the last of the suit and tie set to die off.

BTW, I have no tattoos and don't especially like them. I just like corporate attitudes a lot less.

Because nothing says "I make good decisions" like permanent marks all over the body, right?

Comment: Re:Using a Firearm According to the Supreme Court (Score 1) 215

by kelemvor4 (#49021695) Attached to: Silk Road Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty After Federal Sting

On or about August 22, 2012, the defendant, DAVID LAWRENCE HANDEL did knowingly use and carry a firearm, that is a Glock 26, Serial Number SRP018, during and in relation to a drug trafficking crume for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United ....

That looks copied and pasted, but still, a drug trafficking crume? I hope that's a legal term and not a typo in official records or something lol.

I retyped it. The indictment, which I linked, is a pdf of a scan that wasn't properly OCR'd. If only we could get high dollar lawyers to use computers properly...

It is masked but always present. I don't know who built to it. It came before the first kernel.